Indian Footballer Sunil Chhetri creates history

Though Indian football team has nothing great to boast about, India’s football captain Sunil Chhetri created history as he became the second highest international goal-scorer among active players. With 64 goals to his tally, Sunil Chhetri equalled the record of Argentina’s legendary player Lionel Messi with his 64th strike for the country against Kenya in the Intercontinental Cup summit clash in Mumbai.

Messi and Chhetri with 64 goals to each are just behind Portuguese football legend Cristiano Ronaldo who has 81 goals from 150 matches.
When compared to the number of goals per match, Chhetri is better than Messi, arguably the best player in the world currently. Chhetri has scored 0.62 goals per match as against 0.52 of Messi (64 goals from 124 matches). The Indian has also a better goal average than Cristiano (0.54 per match).